InformationWeek: VMware Moves Into Hybrid Cloud Management

VMware is taking its willingness to manage the virtual infrastructure a step further than it’s gone before. The company announced Tuesday that it was mapping the topology of physical and virtual systems so that virtual machines could be deployed either inside the data center or outside beyond the firewall in the cloud. In the past, VMware product announcements have tended to do one or the other. Its vCloud and vShield announcements were about enabling the management of its ESX Server virtual machines by public cloud providers. Bluelock was an early implementer of the VMware-based cloud.